Primal Fear

You can take the readers to the water,
  but you cannot make them drink

A thirst most carry deep inside
  can totter at the brink

You can lead them right up to the edge,
  but you’ll never make them jump

The choice is theirs, the Muses dare
  —as fear still primes the pump

(Villanova Pennsylvania: September, 2018)
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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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